New download options for transcripts

New download options for transcripts

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When it comes to transcripts, text is half the battle: formatting can be just as important. We want to give you transcripts that makes sense for your needs, so we’ve added new transcript export options designed to fit your workflows.

  • Need to see the timing at a glance to edit an interview or navigate an oral history? Select “Text Format with Timestamps.” Timestamps appear at speaker changes.
  • Need to publish or excerpt a transcript, and don’t care at all about timestamps? Choose “Text Format without Timestamps” and open the file with any text editor:
  • Need even more fine-grained timestamps? Choose the “SRT” caption format to get timestamps for every transcript line.
  • Need to make corrections to a transcript? Use Pop Up Archive’s editing tools, which include key commands to play, pause, and rewind audio.

Is there another download format you’d like to see? Let us know at edison@popuparchive.com!

Is public media ready for machine transcription? (A Socratic dialogue)

A conversation between Peter Karman of Pop Up Archive & Andy Kruse of American Public Media on the trade-offs between access and accuracy when it comes to machine transcripts for media.

Andy Kruse:

If I thought we could start working with someone now and the accuracy would be five 9s by the time we turned it on, that would be assuring. But people have thought this technology is close for years now. The future always seems annoyingly just out of reach.
Just kidding. There is no audio in the future. We’ll just swallow pills.

Peter Karman:

The red pill? Or the blue one?

Is public media ready for machine transcription? (A Socratic dialogue)

A conversation between Peter Karman of Pop Up Archive & Andy Kruse of American Public Media on the trade-offs between access and accuracy when it comes to machine transcripts for media.

Andy Kruse:

If I thought we could start working with someone now and the accuracy would be five 9s by the time we turned it on, that would be assuring. But people have thought this technology is close for years now. The future always seems annoyingly just out of reach.
Just kidding. There is no audio in the future. We’ll just swallow pills.

Peter Karman:

The red pill? Or the blue one?